Light-Duty MIG Welder serves non-industrial applications.

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Incorporating triggers tested to provide more than 1.2 million cycles without failure, WeldSkill® MIG guns come in 125, 140, 180, and 220 A models for farm, garage, hobby/DIY, artistic metal working, small job shops, and maintenance/repair work. Ergonomic handle with slight curvature promotes gun maneuverability, lack of brass blocks inside handle decreases overall weight and temperature, and jacketed, durable brass tube protects through-the-tube Cablehoz(TM).



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Tweco® Launches New Patent-Pending WeldSkill® MIG Gun for Non-Industrial Welders



St. Louis, Mo. - Responding to the needs of non-industrial fabrication MIG gun users, Thermadyne® Industries' Tweco brand is expanding its WeldSkill product line to include a series of durable guns with a patent-pending design that provides light-duty welders with attractive value pricing.

The new products include 125-amp, 140-amp, 180-amp and 220-amp guns that are perfect for farm, garage, hobby/DIY, artistic metal working, small job shops, and maintenance and repair applications.

These new MIG guns were designed to specifically accommodate the welding practices of these non-industrial users. The ergonomic handle has a slight curvature to maneuver easily in different welding positions, which is required in small job shops or during light welding. There are no brass blocks inside the handle, as found in traditional gun designs, so they are light weight, cooler for operator comfort, and easier to control for various applications and welding positions.

The guns feature a jacketed, durable brass tube to protect the patented through-the-tube Cablehoz(TM), and the steel spring strain relief at the base of the guns adds durability. Long-life triggers on the guns have been tested to provide more that 1.2 million cycles without failure.

"We recognize that job shops are looking for economical ways to stretch their operating costs and that other welders are reluctant to invest in expensive equipment," said Indy Datta, Tweco Product Line Management. "These users, however, want products that will last and perform well. Our new Tweco WeldSkill guns will be attractive to these markets because they will be lower in price than anything comparable on the market. They will drive additional traffic to our distributors and expand their customer base. "

The new guns are now available in the United States and Canada.

For more information, visit www.tweco.com.

Tweco is a leader in the design and manufacture of MIG welding guns and consumable parts for both manual and precision robotic welding applications. Additionally, Tweco provides a comprehensive range of leading manual arc welding products including; electrode holders, ground clamps, lugs, and cable connectors.

About Thermadyne® Industries

Thermadyne® Industries is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of cutting and welding products and accessories under a variety of leading premium brand names including Victor®, Tweco®, Arcair®, Thermal Dynamics®, Thermal Arc®, Stoody®, TurboTorch®, and Cigweld®. Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., Thermadyne Industries, Inc. is owned by Thermadyne Holdings Corporation. Its common shares trade on the NASDAQ under the symbol THMD. For more information about Thermadyne, its products and services, visit the company's website at www.Thermadyne.com.

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